Singer and model Alli Simpson reveals she broke neck diving into shallow pool, then tested positive to COVID-19

Singer and model Alli Simpson has revealed she survived a near-fatal accident on New Year’s Eve, after breaking her neck while diving into a shallow pool.

Posting to Instagram, the 23-year-old shared a photo of herself wearing a neck brace in a hospital bed, saying she was “thanking every guardian angel” the injury wasn’t worse.

“Sometimes life can take a big turn in the blink of an eye.. for me, 2022 is not off to a great start 🥺🤍. A broken neck (plus a positive COVID test),” Simpson wrote in her post.

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Model and singer Alli Simpson breaks her neck after diving into shallow pool.

“Long story short — I dove into a shallow pool headfirst & hit my head on the bottom…

“On New Year’s Eve, I got X-rays/CT Scans & an MRI to find I have 2 severe fractures in my neck (C6 & T1) 😖🥵 I was sent straight to hospital in an ambulance to be assessed by a neurosurgeon⁣.”

The actress, who is also the younger sister of singer and now professional swimmer Cody Simpson, said no immediate surgery was required.

Model and singer Alli Simpson breaks her neck after diving into shallow pool.

The near-fatal break “just missed” her spinal cord, so Simpson will be spending the next four months at home in a neck brace as she heals.

To top things off, she also received a positive COVID-19 result on the New Year weekend, making for a pretty sour start to 2022.

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With time to reflect, Simpson said she had a “new lease on life” knowing she’d just avoided a much more debilitating or even fatal injury.

Model and singer Alli Simpson breaks her neck after diving into shallow pool.

‘The way I see it, four months is a drop in the ocean when it comes to the rest of my happy & healthy life.. as you can imagine, I have been in endless tears and thanking every guardian angel watching over me in the pool that night plus every moment since ❤️💋⁣,” she wrote.

Simpson ended her post with a sombre warning to her followers: “Stay safe this year fam & DON’T DIVE INTO ANYTHING WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW IT’S DEPTH!!! 🤍🤍🤍 much love, Alli x.”

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Friends and fans immediately flooded her post with messages of support and love.

“Oh my god- I’m SO glad you’re ok beautiful!! Sending you so much love and I hope you have a speedy recovery ❤️❤️,” model Gabi Epstein wrote.

“Oh my god, Alli!!!!! Sending you lots of healing energy & love. So glad you’re okay ♥️ xxxx,” The Game Plan actress Madison Pettis added.

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